Nearly 80 active duty and Reserve component military personnel from bases in the United States and Germany will join medical personnel from the host nation of Guinea, Africa, to take part in exercise MEDFLAG 98-1 from March 16-30.
MEDFLAG exercises are joint-combined medical training and civic assistance exercises held two to three times annually by the U.S. European Command.
These exercises provide medical training interchange of medical information and techniques with host nation medical personnel in African nations.
Units represented in the exercise include the 93rd Medical Battalion, from the 30th Medical Brigade, Heidelberg, Germany, the 96th Civil Affairs Battalion, Ft. Bragg, N.C. and the Army Reserve's 353rd Civil Affairs Command, Bronx, N.Y.
U.S. participants will conduct training in preventive medicine, emergency medical technician skills, cardio-pulmonary resuscitation, and moulage application.
They will also conduct humanitarian and civic assistance visits and provide medical and dental treatment to the local populace in 11 villages within a 120 kilometer radius of Conakry, Guinea.
There will also be a mass casualty exercise held at the base camp in Sonfonia, Guinea.